ROUNDUP: 9 fall events to attend in Tomball, Magnolia

Concert in the Country returns to Magnolia to raise money for Boots for Troops on Oct. 16. (Courtesy Boots for Troops)
Concert in the Country returns to Magnolia to raise money for Boots for Troops on Oct. 16. (Courtesy Boots for Troops)

Concert in the Country returns to Magnolia to raise money for Boots for Troops on Oct. 16. (Courtesy Boots for Troops)

Oct. 2: Preview the Texas Renaissance Festival

The city of Magnolia, Lone Pint Brewery and the Texas Renaissance Festival will present Stroll Thru the Renaissance with vendors, entertainers, music and contests, including “talk like a pirate” and costume contests. 3-7 p.m. Free. Magnolia Stroll, FM 1488 to Sanders Street. www.facebook.com/themagnoliastroll

Oct. 3 and 17: Learn about lacrosse

The Magnolia Lacrosse Association, a club for grades kindergarten to 12 that was named state champion in 2021, will offer two no-commitment fall clinics for prospective players to try the sport. No pre-registration or equipment is required. 3-4 p.m. (grades K-8), 4-6 p.m. (high school). Free. Magnolia West High School stadium, 42202 FM 1774, Magnolia. 832-797-2739, 936-206-6010. www.magnolialacrosse.com

Oct. 8: Attend Tomball’s Drive-Boo festivities


Drive through Tomball’s trunk-or-treat celebration at Juergens Park to receive candy. Guests are asked to enter on the north side of the park and exit on the south side; officers will be on site to assist with traffic flow. 5-8 p.m. Free. 1331 Ulrich Road, Tomball. 281-351-5484. www.facebookcom/tomballtexanforfun

Oct. 9: Gather in Magnolia

The Wilderness Campground & Community in Magnolia will present 2nd Saturday Shenanigans, an opportunity for people to enjoy family, fellowship and food, organizer Homer Allison said. The event features a range of activity options, from horseshoes to food vendors, with no set schedule of events. Attendees are invited to bring their own activities, such as bikes and yard games. 3-7 p.m. Free. 14310 FM 1488, Magnolia. www.facebook.com/familyfriendlycamping

Oct. 16: Support local nonprofit Boots for Troops with a concert

Concert in the Country returns to Magnolia to raise money for Boots for Troops, a Magnolia nonprofit dedicated to boosting the morale and mental well-being of deployed military personnel. The sixth annual family-friendly event features music by Pat Green, Jake Worthington, Bonnie Bishop, Chad Prather and the Ragamuffins, and Daniel Holmes. Food trucks, vendors and a cook-off will also be on-site. 3 p.m. $5 (age 12 and younger presale), $30 (general admission presale), $100 (family of four presale). 32931 Wright Road, Magnolia. http://concertinthecountry.org

Oct. 16: Support a nonprofit

Magnolia-based nonprofit Thrive with Autism will host a Montgomery County Children and Families Expo at the Magnolia Event Center. Thrive with Autism is seeking to open the Thrive Center for Success, a charter school in Magnolia in 2022. The event will include autism, educational and recreational resources from local service providers; a sensory-friendly environment; and a Chromebook giveaway. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. 11659 FM 1488, Magnolia. www.thrivewithautismfoundation.org

Oct. 16: Listen to bluegrass tunes

Enjoy the ninth annual Tomball Bluegrass Festival, hosted by the city with local and regional musicians on stage, and the Shade Tree Jam to be held at Granny’s Corner. The festival also includes food, vendors and a kids zone. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. 201 S. Elm St., Tomball. 281-351-5484. www.facebook.com/tomballtexanforfun

Oct. 16: Celebrate fall in Tomball, give back

Tomball Methodist Church will host a fall frenzy, including a craft fair, music, carnival games and a chili cook-off competition. Together, the events benefit Tomball Emergency Assistance Ministries, The Renewal Center and the Susanna Wesley Day School. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Free (admission), chili cook-off and carnival ticket prices vary. 1603 Baker Drive, Tomball. 281-351-1249. www.tomballumc.org/fall-frenzy

Oct. 22: Enjoy a fall festival

Graceview Baptist Church hosts a family night with candy, games, food, photo opportunities, face painting and hayrides. The church will also have a pumpkin patch from Oct. 18-30 open to the community 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday through Saturday. 7-9 p.m. (family night). Free (admission). 21206 Telge Road, Tomball. www.graceview.org
By Anna Lotz

Editor, Tomball/Magnolia & Conroe/Montgomery

Anna joined Community Impact Newspaper as a reporter in May 2016 after graduating with a degree in journalism from Cedarville University in Cedarville, Ohio. In July 2017, she transitioned to editor for the Tomball/Magnolia edition. She began covering the communities of Conroe and Montgomery as well in 2020. Anna covers education, local government, transportation, business, real estate development and nonprofits in these communities. Prior to CI, Anna served as editor-in-chief of Cedars, interned with the National Journalism Center in Washington, D.C., and spent time writing for the Springfield News-Sun and Xenia Daily Gazette.



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